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Anna
Daniels

Comedic journalist, presenter and author.

The greatest achievements come from taking the biggest leaps of faith.

Profile

Anna Daniels is one of Australia’s best storytellers.

A natural public speaker and MC, Anna is as much at home on the stage in Sydney as she is in Stanthorpe!
With a great affinity and love for regional and rural Australia, Anna frequently champions country events and characters, and has presented for Landline on ABC1, and ABC Radio Brisbane. She has lived and worked in London, Darwin, Melbourne, Cairns, and now Brisbane.

Growing up as one of five children in Rockhampton, the Beef Capital of Australia, Anna's points of difference are her country background, her humour, her relatability and vibrancy, and her ability to hang in there with positivity and hope when times get tough!

Current work

With her country background, warmth and refreshing sense of humour, Anna has been entertaining us for several years as a presenter on The Project. From sailing aboard the Queen Mary 2; joining an outback postie on one of Australia’s longest mail-runs, to reporting from Beef Week in Rockhampton, and presenting live from The Project desk in Melbourne, Anna's highly entertaining segments have been a hit with both urban and rural audiences.

Previous experience

Produced: Graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism from QUT in Brisbane, Anna has written, presented and produced exciting content for some of Australia's and the UK's highest rating programs. In addition to presenting her own stories for The Project, she produced Red Symons' Breakfast Program on ABC Radio Melbourne, presented for the popular Channel 7 travel show Queensland Weekender, and produced the BBC One series John Bishop's Australia, featuring the UK comedian, John Bishop.

Award: With a great passion for comedy, Anna kicked off her presenting career with the ABC, co-winning the network’s Comedy Segment of the Year Award for her radio interview with Russell Crowe. She then went on to co-create the ABC's first online comedy series, Tough at the Top, set in Darwin, with Melbourne comedian Anne Edmonds. Winning national comedy awards, the Tough at the Top sketches continue to be a hit on YouTube.

Author: In 2016, Anna’s debut novel, Girl in Between, was shortlisted for the Vogel Awards, and was published by Allen & Unwin in 2017. Girl in Between has become one of Australia’s bestselling debuts, and has recently been reprinted in Australia, and released by Random House in Germany.

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'The Challenge to Astound Yourself'

From growing up as one of five children in a 'big, crazy, loving family' in Rockhampton, the Beef Capital of Australia, Anna has entertained us on the national stage. A natural comedic storyteller, Anna wrote and presented her own funny stories for The Project on Network Ten, and travel show Queensland Weekender on Network Seven. She approaches life with positivity and hope, and has a great knack of being able to turn a negative into a positive. When playing back a 'disastrous' interview she'd conducted with superstar Russell Crowe, for example, Anna decided to make light of her mistakes and produced a piece on 'How Not to Interview Russell Crowe'...which went on to win the ABC's Comedy Segment of the Year Award, as is currently played as part of the Journalism degree at her former university, QUT. A big believer in backing yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone, Anna has taken leaps of faith which have seen her start out on The Project as a researcher and end up as a presenter, and now, writing her debut romantic comedy novel, 'Girl In Between' which will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2017. With heart and humour, Anna enjoys connecting with all audiences.
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"I engaged Anna Daniels as the guest speaker for our international rural women's day event at Mareeba. Anna brought her warmth, authenticity and humour to her speech, sharing with the audience both her story, and that of regional Australia. If you want a speaker to connect with anyone in the room, on any topic, Anna is your speaker!" Engage and Create Consulting
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